Move On Up (The Jam 1982)

In the last week, Aston Villa have gained nine points in their Championship campaign – to put that into context, from the start of the 2015/16, it took Villa five months to gain nine points. By any means, things are certainly going well in B6 and the fact that most of the attendances at Villa Park are 30,000+… Read More »

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Hate To Say I Told You So (The Hives 2000)

Last week, as we headed for two home games after the international break, we warned how important September could be but how that we just wanted it to end as it usually kicks us right in the proverbial.  Well guess what? We were bang on. In two games we managed less than eight shots and managed to score… Read More »

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Wake Me Up When September Ends (Green Day 2004)

For many the Transfer Deadline Day (sponsored by Sky Sport News) is a distraction, a forlorn hope that their team is going to buy somebody that will actually improve their team. But it’s really only a distraction from what’s coming – the month of September – where they really can see where their season is going after all… Read More »

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Changes (David Bowie 1971)

Why oh why do managers have to do it?  Is it because they just don’t trust their own instinct or is it because they think it makes them look clever? Well, you know what, most of the time they do it they just look like a mug.  What am I talking about?  Changing a winning system! So, after… Read More »

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Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now (The Smiths 1984)

Before the season started, all Aston Villa fans will have said ‘We’ll take the current league standings and end the season now’. The joke being, that on alphabetical order, Aston Villa stood at the top of the league in the Champions position. Move forward less than a month and Aston Villa go into the home game against Norwich… Read More »

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It’s Raining Men (The Weather Girls 1983)

Long before the same thing happened in the FA Cup, the League Cup has been used as a chance to give fringe and young players a run out in the first team.  That is, of course, until a team gets near to playing at Wembley when suddenly all the regular players want back in along with their chance… Read More »

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The Only Way Is Up (Yazz & The Plastic Population 1988)

So, nearly a year has passed since our last blog – just goes to show that we started out last season with so much optimism yet it barely lasted a month.  New owner, new manager and a new division looked to be a new start for Aston Villa as it rose from the ashes of the Lerner years.… Read More »

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It’s Gonna Happen (The Undertones 1981)

Well, it’s certainly been an eventful Summer for Aston Villa and as the weather starts to cool and the kids go back to school its worth looking at what has happened since May.  Back then the team was awful, getting relegated from the Premier League and the Chairman, Randy Lerner, was about as popular as the bubonic plague.… Read More »

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Long Hot Summer (The Style Council 1983)

You can probably write down all of the positives of the 2015/16 season for Aston Villa on the back of a postage stamp. Right, I’ve been thinking of them for the last ten minutes and the only one I can think of is Steve Hollis’ short stint with the club as he managed to sell us to Dr… Read More »

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Waiting for Today to Happen (Lightning Seeds 1997)

Like any good obituary, this post has been planned and rewritten many times over the last few months. A Villa victory in our first match of the season appeared a false dawn because as Autumn turned into Winter it was quite apparent that Aston Villa would be starting next season in the Championship. Of course, along the way,… Read More »

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